Premier League: Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie rubbishes claims he asked for £40,000 per week
Last Updated: 05/09/14 5:22pm
Yannick Bolasie: Happy to have signed new contract
Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie rubbished claims he asked the club for £40,000 a week before penning a new deal.
The pacey wide-man agreed a new three-year deal last week after lengthy negotiations between the player's representatives and The Eagles hierarchy.
However, talks did not run smoothly, with reports the 25-year-old demanded wages of around £40,000 to stay in south London - reports Bolasie vigourously denies.
"It's done and dusted, I think I feel a bit different now," Bolasie told the Croydon Advertiser.
"Sometimes it’s hard for players when negotiations are being done with contracts and you just want to think about one thing.
"Now I'm just thinking about football and I came away from Newcastle with an assist so I want to build on that.
"There were a few things that needed sorting out, they just went back and forth but it was sorted and I'm happy.
"Me wanting £40,000-a-week was a load of rubbish as well, don’t believe that."